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Paul McDonnell

Paul McDonnell

LPL Financial Advisor

Paul joined the Black Hills Investment Services team as an LPL Financial Advisor in 2012 after working as an agent for BHFCU Insurance Services. Before joining the Black Hills family, he worked at Northwestern Mutual, which sparked his interest in helping others with their financial needs. 


Paul’s favorite part of his job is creating relationships with clients and helping them aim to reach their goals through investment opportunities, retirement planning, and maintaining a sound financial plan. Paul graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance and a Certificate in International Business from Colorado State University.


Paul grew up in Denver, CO, with his two sisters.  While the rest of his family still lives in Colorado, his move to the Black Hills in 2009 was the best decision he’s made. Since then, Paul’s family has grown, adding three daughters, Emma, Harper, and Sloane, and a son, Milo, who fascinate him daily. 


In his free time, Paul enjoys playing with his children, the incredibly fun game of golf, bowling, going on adventures with his wife Chantel, and being a dad to his two loveable dogs, a Samoyed named Copper and a Boxer named Hobbes.

Get to know Paul!

  •      Favorite Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, but today is a gift.  That is why it is called the present.” – Kung Fu Panda
  •      Paul was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA, was adopted, and flew home to Colorado the very same day. Since his teenage years he has been and will continue to, search for his birth mom to say “Thank You” for this gift of a life she provided him.